Skidmore to host New Energy Economy

Posted by Sarah Barry

On Feb. 17 the College will host the New Energy Economy Forum (NEEF), a student organized conference focused on new and existing sources of clean energy in Gannett auditorium. The forum will provide information on clean energy innovation and an opportunity for students to network and meet the representatives speaking at the forum.

"It will provide context for the need for a transition away from fossil fuels and towards a clean energy future, highlight the need for communities to work together to identify solutions, and give students a chance to interact with those who are working in this exciting field" said Riley Neugebauer, the College's Sustainability Coordinator.

The event will feature more than 25 regional representatives from a variety of positions within the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields. The forum's keynote speaker, Rolling Stone journalist Jeff Goodell, will speak at 7 p.m., Feb. 16. The forum will take place the following day.

The New Energy Economy is sponsored by Sustainable Skidmore, the environmental studies department and Focus the Nation.

"The forum is designed to help out community members and students equally. It's focused on solutions that exist already and ways to finance those solutions and make them a reality" said Gordon McPherson '12, who helped organize the event.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Gannett Auditorium. To register for the event and find out more visit

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